Southwest Spanish
Mustang Association
Preserving The Purest
Spanish Mustangs
In Existence Today
Color Genetics 3
Spanish Mustangs
Or "Appy"
Here are just a few examples
of appaloosa patterns found in SSMA horses.
I am presently collecting pictures.
I will include them as they come in.
Frost
A frost pattern can be any base color with white hairs
scattered throughout the coat and concentrating typically
on the back and rump giving it a frosted appearance.
When concentration is particularly heavy over the rump it
is often said to have a "frosted blanket".
This is most often referred to as "Appy
Roan" or "varnish roan"as a way to
differentiate between normal roan and the
appy roan pattern.
The appy roan foal  is often born nearly
solid in color, and sheds out nearly white
as an adult. They often retain varnish marks
(concentrations of darker hairs) on their
knees, forearms, nasal bones, ears & stifle.
knees, forearms, nasal bones, ears & stifle.
This pattern is often found in conjunction
with other appy patterns.
The blanket pattern is characterized
by the rump area being white.
It usually has spots included. With
"spotted blanket". The blanket may
white and colored hairs mixed in the
rump region creating a "roan
blanket". When the blanket is small
and seems to consist of bunching of
white spots and hairs it is
sometimes called a "lace blanket"
and occasionally "hip blanket".
collected on the coat. The
falling snow and it has horse
can be any base color white.
They can coat just the and the
"snowflakes" are and the
"snowflakes" are white. They
can coat just the topline or
often are found all one or
more of the other patterns on
the same horse.
contribute their dominant copy of
LP, to all of their foals.
Appaloosa traits consist of white
sclera, vertically striped hooves
and mottled skin mostly found
around the eyes, nose and
genital area

His dam is a bay dun snowflake.